Shiba Inu Information

The Shiba Inu has been part of Japan’s culture for centuries but only recently made its American debut about 60 years ago. The breed almost reached extinction during World War II but through careful breeding efforts is now populous once again, which is great for people looking for a small, beautiful, independent dog.

 

The Shiba has a fox-like appearance and fur that is varying color of red or black and tan, both with white markings. He is a confident and determined dog with a mind of his own, making obedience training a necessity. If you’re looking for a needy, cuddly dog, this isn’t it. His personality is more like a cat – which is great for people looking for a more independent pet.

Average Size

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Height: 1ft 1in - 1ft 5in     Weight: 17-23lbs

Behavior

  • Affection
  • Children
  • Strangers
  • Other Dogs
  • Barking

Care

  • Grooming
  • Shedding
  • Easy to Train
  • Time Alone
  • Exercise Need

Environment

  • Apartments
  • Cold Tolerance
  • Heat Tolerance

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breeds stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

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